Penguin Modern Classics Under The Volcano by Malcolm LowryPenguin Modern Classics Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

Penguin Modern Classics Under The Volcano

byMalcolm Lowry

Paperback | August 19, 2014

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It is the fiesta Day of Death in Mexico and Geoffrey Firmin—ex-consul, ex-husband, an alcoholic, and a ruined man—is living out the last day of his life.

Drowning himself in mescal while his former wife and half-brother look on, powerless to help him, the consul has become an enduring tragic figure. His story, the image of one man’s agonized journey towards Calvary, became a prophetic book for a whole generation.

 Malcolm Lowry was born in 1909 in New Brighton and died in England in 1957. He was educated at the Leys School, Cambridge, and St. Catherine’s College. Between school and university he went to sea, working as a deckhand and trimmer for about six months. His first novel, Ultramarine, was accepted for publication in 1932 but the typescr...
Title:Penguin Modern Classics Under The VolcanoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 7.75 × 5.15 × 1 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143191586

ISBN - 13:9780143191582


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't get it ... I read a lot of literary fiction, and enjoy "difficult" books (Joyce, Pynchon, etc.) but this didn't do much for me. I didn't enjoy his style or find the main character's plight engaging. It's probably me and not the book, so maybe I'll try it again in a few years.
Date published: 2016-11-18